(Recasts headline, adds more comments from conference)
NEW YORK Oct 9 U.S. digital video recorder
company TiVo Inc (TIVO.O) said on Tuesday the roll-out of its
services is a "little behind" schedule.
TiVo is making its technology and services available to
Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) cable customers. The service, built into
Scientific Atlanta cable set top boxes, is currently being
tested by Comcast employees and was expected to be available to
some customers by September.
"We're waiting for word any time now that the first
non-Comcast employee will begin to get the service," TiVo Chief
Executive Tom Rogers said at the Natixis Bleichroder
Rogers, a former NBC Cable president, said its relationship
with top U.S. satellite television services operator DirecTV
Group Inc (DTV.N) had "thawed" a bit and it had recently asked
for feature improvements for existing TiVo customers at
DirecTV had stopped offering new TiVo set top boxes in
recent years after News Corp NWSa.N took control of the
satellite company. News Corp. began supplying boxes made by its
own NDS Group.
But John Malone's Liberty Media Corp LINTA.OLCAPA.O is
now set to take control of the company this year.
(Reporting by Kenneth Li)